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I am really looking forward to the weddings I am going to get to photograph this year. The couples I have met so far have some really beautiful plans for their weddings. I realise though that there are still so many great weddings from 2011 that I still haven’t shared on this blog. So I am going to try to post a few more from last year in the coming weeks before I start sharing our 2012 brides with you.
Deanne & Steve’s wedding is one of those that I can’t believe I haven’t posted already. They had such an elegant wedding. It was a classically beautiful wedding for a classically beautiful couple. This wedding also showcases some of the best wedding venues in Brisbane, starting with St Mary’s church at Kangaroo Point, where Deanne & Steve held their very touching ceremony. Their reception was at Customs House , which provides a truly elegant setting right on the river in Brisbane. The room looked amazing. Sometimes you just can’t beat traditional white table settings and white roses. Elegance as it should be. Really if you can’t get the candelabras & silverware out on your wedding day, when can you? Deanne & Steve stuck to a simple colour scheme of white & dusty pink for the reception, flowers & for Deanne’s outfit & it worked a treat. Deanne looked amazing in her Elizabeth de Varga gown.
One of the things I thought was a fantastic touch at this wedding was the car. It was a 1929 Hupmobile. How cool is that? What is even cooler is that it belongs to the Deanne’s Dad. Now that is special. Imagine, arriving at your wedding, seated beside your Dad who is about to walk you down the aisle, in a car that he lovingly restored. I can only imagine how Deanne’s father must have felt on that trip to the church. Here were two works of art – this car and his daughter - that (I’m guessing) have given him years of pleasure and probably years of pain and that his heart and his hands have lovingly moulded into things of beauty. Not that I’m comparing Deanne to a car …..but hopefully you know what I mean.
Deanne & Steve, sorry it has taken me so long to post your gorgeous wedding on our blog. You are two of the loveliest people I have ever met and it was my privilege to capture this important day in your life. I hope your marriage is filled with times you will cherish forever.
Sometimes, when I post a wedding, it just feels that the words I use won’t come anywhere near describing how special that wedding was. Cherie & Steven’s Brisbane wedding is one of those.
I only hope my images show you how beautiful this day was. A stunning bride, and handsome groom. An obvious bond of love and affection. A family expressing their love and joy for two people who obviously mean so much to them. A ceremony filled with tears & laughter and a romantic reception venue. It felt a little like a fairytale sometimes. When I was photographing Cherie getting ready at her mum’s house I could imagine Cherie as a little girl dreaming of her wedding day. A touch of nostalgia and a feeling of reflection in the air. I only hope my images reflect the feeling of this day, and give you a glimpse of these two great people.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Cherie & Steven’s sneak peek slideshow.
One of the many things I love about weddings is the characters you meet. Weddings really bring out the best in people. You see people at their happiest and often, at their funniest. Ainsley & Matthew had a classically stylish wedding, traditional in its ceremony, yet FULL of character. Or was that characters.
It all started at Ainsley’s parent’s house where the whole family were clearly having a great time already. I think I became the butt of the jokes as they all took to pulling funny faces during photos. Then I got to the church and the altar boys gave me the same treatment. How can I get annoyed though when everyone was just having a great time. The whole family seemed to just enjoy each other’s company & the good vibe was just infectious. Thankfully, as you will see below, I did get some images without the funny faces. I’ve reserved those for Ainsley & Matthew’s album (now who’s laughing hey?)
I met some great characters at this wedding & had an absolute blast. It was touching & emotional, but most of all this wedding was happy. Thank you Ainsley & Matthew for sharing your day and your fun family & friends with me.
Now for all the details – their ceremony was at the majestic Albert St Uniting Church, followed by Reception at The Strand at Rugby Quay and that simply gorgeous cake was a Julie Whitehead creation.
Best of luck Ainsley & Matthew!
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Ainsley & Matthew’s sneak peek slideshow.
Wedding guests are welcome to view all images on the online gallery.
(Slideshow & Gallery are password protected. Please contact Ainsley & Matthew for access.)
Adam photographed the classically beautiful wedding of Alison & Richard, so this time I asked him to put together his thoughts on this wedding. Here is what he said……
“When I first met Alison & Richard, I knew straight away that I wanted to be part of their day, they were so clearly in love and truly belonged together. Then they told me about their wedding day plans and I was so happy when they explained the style of day they had in mind. They were having the ceremony at the State Library on the Queensland Terrace, right on the river in Brisbane, followed by the reception on the upper deck of Goma, the Rooftop Terrace. The urban landscape photographer in me was totally excited by what I knew I could capture for them. Then I found out that Brad from Darb Bridal Couture was designing Alison’s gown, and Styled Events and Always Fabulous Flowers were teaming up to handle the event styling, giving everything its finishing touches, along with a cake by the Welsh Lady. I could hardly contain myself! Even the boys were getting into the style of the event and had arranged custom suits from The Cloakroom, to ensure they looked their best. On the day, as Alison was getting ready at the Stamford Plaza, I could see why the boys took it up a notch, because Alison and the girls looked totally stunning! I will admit the boys looked pretty dapper in their suits too. It all looked so great as the bridal party arrived in cars from A Classic Benz that I just couldn’t help but include them in some of the shots.
What followed was such a flawlessly stylish and elegant wedding, with everyone on the day relaxing and immersing themselves in the atmosphere. I guess that’s what happens when you choose such great suppliers to be part of your day, and have a couple who are some of the most loving and caring people I’ve met. Congratulations again Alison & Richard, it was a real priviledge to be chosen to capture your day, I know your future together will be as remarkable as your wedding was. “ Adam.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Alison & Richard’s sneak peek slideshow.
Wedding guests are welcome to view all images on the online gallery.
(Slideshow and gallery are password protected. Please contact Alison & Richard for access.)
Cara-Lynn & Osmond actually got married a few months ago now and I’m not sure why it has taken me this long to post as it was one of the most touching weddings I’ve photographed.
Cara-Lynn & Osmond had a joyous wedding ceremony at Stuartholme College Chapel and then followed it with an initimate Tea Ceremony at Hillstone St Lucia where they also held their reception. You can see from the small selection of images I’ve put here that these two are very close to their friends and family. It was one of those weddings where there were many happy moments and many instances that made me laugh, smile and sometimes even brought a little tear. There was one story though, that really stood out for me at this wedding. During the speeches, Cara’s Dad spoke of her love for her Gong Gong (her Grandfather) and how she has expressed that love in the bombonieres at the wedding. Cara has given me permission to share this story from her……
“As a child, I looked up to my beloved Gong Gong (grandfather). He was the person I loved the most because he was always so kind, gentle and patient to everyone around him. According to an ancient Japanese legend, a person would be granted a wish after folding 1,000 origami cranes. When my Gong Gong became ill, I decided to fold 1,000 origami cranes in order to get a wish. Once I achieved that goal, I was going to wish for his recovery. Unfortunately, I had only folded over 600 cranes when he passed away. Despite this, I did not stop folding origami cranes. It gives me a sense of peace and focus when I am folding the cranes. Perhaps it is a subconscious reminder of my Gong Gong.”
Cara-Lynn, I am sure your Gong Gong was looking down and was very proud of you on your wedding day. Thank you both for sharing your special day with me and again reminding me why these times and these memories are so precious.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Cara-Lynn & Osmond’s wedding slideshow.
(The slideshow is password protected. Please contact Cara-Lynn & Osmond for access).